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Gourmet au Bay

913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A friend took me here on a recent trip to Sonoma. Sitting out on the deck overlooking Bodega Bay, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, sipping delicious wine couldn't have been lovelier. The wine flights come on mini surf boards and were very cute. It has a really wonderful gift shop, too.

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Olney, Maryland
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237 reviews 237 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little wine store and gift shop is a wonderful place to sit my moody Bodega Bay and have a glass or two or three of wine...or a flight on a surfboard (3 glasses cleverly placed into a notch in a mini board). I found the prices a little high. But considering the atmosphere, and the fact that you get... More

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Santa Rosa, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a nice little spot on the bay to sip some wine and eat some cheese. The owners are friendly and the gift ship is a good one. I always manage to find something there that catches my eye 8^). The deck is a pleasant way to do some wine tasting and their flights are always delicious, whether you... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We sat and enjoyed a couple great bottles of Sonoma wine on the terrace over looking the bay. No better way to enjoy Bodega Bay...

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Calaveras County
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Location location location! Not a restaurant, although they have cheese plates available. So nice of them to allow outside food. When I visit Sonoma County, I head to Fishetarian for fish&chips and chowder then to this (the one and only) wine bar for ambiance, views and awesome friendly owners and visitors. I live in foothills wine country, and appreciate the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a little shop with wine tasting. Not a restaurant, but you are welcome to bring your food to eat there with your wine. Very well done, interesting local selections are offered (we did one flight of whites, and one flight of reds), and we liked quite a few of them. Reasonable prices. There are several tables that are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I happened upon Gourmet au Bay while we were driving along Highway 1 on a recent trip to Napa/Sonoma, California. It was fun to find a wine tasting establishment out in lonely Bodega Bay, so we decided to stop and try some wine. All of the wines are from small producers in the area, and flights are... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor and we were planning a trip to bodega. We love wine so perfect for us. Had the wine surf for $10 and cheese plate. Right on the bay lloking out we saw sea lions was so relaxing. Very nice place.

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shingle springs, ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Not pretentious at all. Get a flight of wine (it's served on a little surfboard) and sit out on the waterfront deck. We will make this a regular stop.

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Not your usual wines. Lots of small and interesting vintners to choose from. Knowledgable folks. Bring lunch. Eat on the deck while sampling three different wines ($10 for 3 good pours).

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